Employment Opportunities


Employment Opportunities

All positions are advertised through the Idaho Job Service and should be applied directly through them. To locate current openings and job descriptions please visit the following link: Idaho Job Service

The local Idaho Job Service can be reached at (208) 267-5581 or by faxing (208) 267-3797 or by email bonnersferrymail@labor.idaho.govThe Job service no longer has a local building site but you may find them at the following locations and times:

Bonners Ferry Visitors Center
Mondays: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Moyie Springs City Hall
Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Naples Fire Hall
Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

City Police Officer

Job Order Number: 1281905

Job Description
The City of Bonners Ferry Idaho, is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Bonners Ferry, located on the banks of the Kootenai River, has a population of around 2,500. Bonners Ferry is the county seat for Boundary County, the Northern most county in the state, sharing a border with British Columbia, Canada. The population county wide is around 11,000 and is a wonderful location to raise a family, as well as for enjoying the scenic surroundings, for a wide range of activities, including hiking, hunting, fishing and skiing.

The Police Department currently consists of seven (7) full time sworn officers, (including the Chief) and provides 24/7 law enforcement service to the city. The Police Department includes a School Resource Officer position that serves all of the schools located within Boundary County. The Police Department also enjoys great working relationships with our neighboring agencies, including the US Border Patrol, Kootenai Tribal Police, US Forest Service, Idaho State Police and the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office.

Performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and court testimony, and providing information and assistance to the public, performs related work as assigned.

This is the full working level class in law enforcement, performing all duties required to effectively respond to and resolve the normal scope of peace officer situations. Incumbents may be assigned to patrol, in-depth investigations, evidence, crime prevention or other police-related functions.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the public, peers and other City employees.
  • Demonstrate effective customer service and interpersonal skills.

High school diploma or GED equivalency is required; and sufficient education to meet P.O.S.T. recommended qualifications.

  • Be POST certifiable or already attended Idaho POST or equivalent from another state and able to challenge Idaho POST. A preference will be given to certified candidates.

Work off-hours, night, weekend and/ or holiday shifts.

Annual Income; $44,886.40 to $47,028.80, D.O.E., plus benefit package. The City of Bonners Ferry participates with the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho, (PERSI).

The City of Bonners Ferry is an equal opportunity employer and will accord a preference to employment of veterans of the US Armed Services per the provisions of Idaho Code § 65-502. If the applicant is claiming preference it must be so stated in the cover letter and documentation of military service and proof of honorable discharge must be provided with the application.

Applications for this job announcement will be handled through the Idaho Department of Labor. Please visit Idaho Department of Labor for the application and process. Please include all requested background documentation specified within the application. The applicant may be required to provide further documentation upon request. Incomplete or falsified applications will not be considered.

Open until January 21, 2020 at noon.

Applicants must:

  • Pass a detailed background investigation including a Polygraph examination
  • Possess a valid Class D driver’s license